Have we been to the moon?...Cant even get 200,000 miles on the average car!!
About two thirds of the world's population scoffs at the notion of man having been to the moon, including a number of Americans and other so called advanced nations. I am looking forward to China putting humans there shortly after 2020 off their timeline holds because more if the world will believe man has gone there.
Not to denegrate you personally, but it is both depressing and infuriating that the 3 generations since the 1969 event people are so jaded and cynical as to discount what is well documented. We, the space race generation watched with avid wonder and awe as we progressed toward that event. We were so proud of our accomplishments and success. It is so sad to watch youth (and you are young by your picture) of today question without doing the background research.
If you want to see a popular debunking, but a thorough account, watch the MtyhBusters NASA special. Its not data heavy, but debunks conspiracies.
satellites and space vehicles of any kind are built to withstand immense temperatures, radiation and frequent beating from space debris. That’s why they cost billions of dollars. If Porsche built a car like that it would cost millions. It’s not worth it for the small distances we travel over the years.
The US is not the only country to have been to the moon either. There’s plenty of evidence to support that position. Critics always ask, why don’t we go back? These trips have to be cost effective. There’s nothing else to learn from the moon that our better instrumentation on earth can’t tell us.
The Saturn V, the LM, the CSM were NOT the equivalent of your "average car".
They were designed and engineered to solve a very specific task which they did very well. They (and the Apollo astronauts) made it to the moon and back.
The lunar reflectors on the surface are the simplest bit of evidence that we have been there. It is possible to bounce a laser beam from Earth off of the man-made reflectors installed on the surface.